I've known about Alexander Wolfe for probably five years now as he's pals with Irwin of The Hoosiers, so it was a total joy to finally catch him live last week, playing a Tigmus/Dharma Records show in Hackney, upstairs at Paper Dress Vintage. Despite almost giving up and coming home when the coach took over half hour to arrive, and the journey from flat to gig taking around three hours (ouch) it was totally worth it, not least because he brought along his beautiful rescue dog Foxy (you'll find tons of cute photos of her on Instagram) who sat on stage in his guitar case for most of the set, totally adorable! Currently working on his new record, Al debuted a bunch of new tracks for the intimate audience, and it was a really beautiful set - a highlight certainly being the track below, I Can't Get To Sleep.
As I arrived late I only caught the end of the opening set from Cunning Folk but was really glad to catch Kevin Pearce after he's been playing a bunch of Tigmus shows over the last few months. He brought some Essex banter to the room, along with some pretty rad guitar effects and new tracks from his upcoming record, a release date for which is coming soon!